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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] [PATCH] v1 of IBM power meter driver
Hi Darrick,

On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:28:51 -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 01:19:42PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > I see that the driver relies on IPMI. Can't it be merged with the
> > out-of-tree impisensors driver then? This would give that driver some
> > momentum so that it can finally be merged, and I would like to avoid
> > having two drivers if one is enough. Note though that I don't know
> > anything about IPMI so I might as well be totally wrong ;)
>
> The IBM PEx meters are accessible via custom IPMI commands, not the
> standard IPMI sensor interface. I considered modifying the ipmisensors
> driver, but reached the opinion that it would clutter that driver
> unnecessarily, particularly since there are a lot of systems with IPMI
> BMCs, but most of them will not have this interface.

OK, fine with me then.

> That said, what is standing in the way of ipmisensors being merged? I
> think I can shake out some free time to apply TLC.

I don't know exactly, check out the website for details:
http://bmcsensors-26.sourceforge.net/

It needs at least review and testing, but maybe there are a few more
steps before merging can be considered. Adding Yani (the author) to Cc,
please work with him if you're interested.

--
Jean Delvare
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